Elderly Women Struck and Killed in Fatal Pedestrian Crash

Two women were struck and killed in a pedestrian crash in Coachella Saturday morning. Police say a black SUV was heading east on Avenue 48 when it struck the two women in the street, Maria Yerena and Esther Montalvo, both 76 years old.

The pedestrian crash occurred just after 7 a.m. near Luzon Street. Both victims were taken to John F. Kennedy Memorial Hospital. Yerena died of her injuries at 8:18 a.m. Montalvo was airlifted to Desert Regional Medical Center, but she passed away there at 10 a.m.

The cause of the crash is unknown and remains under investigation. However, the SUV driver did stop and has been cooperating with authorities.

“We are still in Pedestrian Safety Month, and sadly it seems we hear another report of a pedestrian accident every few days. Drivers and pedestrians alike need to work to make our roads safer for pedestrians,” said Attorney Walter Clark, founder of Walter Clark Legal Group.

Our firm has been handling personal injury cases throughout the California Low Desert and High Desert communities for over 30 years. With a 95% success rate, the California personal injury attorneys at Walter Clark Legal Group will fight to hold those responsible for your loss accountable and win compensation to cover medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. If you have been injured in an auto accident and want to discuss your legal options, contact us today for a free consultation with an experienced personal injury lawyer. We have offices in Indio, Rancho Mirage, Victorville, and Yucca Valley and represent clients through the entire California Low Desert and High Desert communities.

DISCLAIMER: The Walter Clark Legal Group blog is intended for general information purposes only and is not intended as legal or medical advice. References to laws are based on general legal practices and vary by location. Information reported comes from secondary news sources. We do handle these types of cases, but whether or not the individuals and/or loved ones involved in these accidents choose to be represented by a law firm is a personal choice we respect. Should you find any of the information incorrect, we welcome you to contact us with corrections.

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